Member appreciation month is in full swing at On Target Fitness here in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This month we are featuring some of our AWESOME members and highlighting one of the best things about our gym: the fun, supportive, and great community of people! This week, we are talking about Cindy!
From doing a box jump in jeans to training 7 days before having a baby, Momma Meg never ceases to amaze us.
Meghan has been a part of the On Target Fitness family for well over a year now. Meghan has been working with us in small group personal training for about 12 weeks now. She shows amazing strength and motivation while optimizing her health. She is always welcoming and encouraging to new members and a true inspiration to all of us here.
Kick the Cold this Winter!
We are coming up on that dreaded time of year again.. winter cold and flu season.
But how sick is too sick to exercise?
- Upper respiratory tract (URT) symptoms starting with: nasal congestion, stuffy nose, sore throat, and cough… on day 1 listen to your body, but you’re probably in the clear.
- Temperature of or >37.5-38 and/or worsening URT symptoms.. skip the gym.
- Nausea, dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, and diarrhea… get in bed!
- Recovering from these symptoms but only feeling 70-80%… try it out and take it easy! (No dizziness, temperature, or nausea).
Exercise = stress.
When we are sick our bodies are already under a great deal of stress trying to help us recover. Adding strenuous exercise to this equation often sends our immune system into overdrive (this can cause an even slower recovery!)